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who read them In theCeutury there are
very few who cannot answer them all.
There is only one. the tifth, wf-ere the
circumstances nnd context do not
immediate'' occur to the writer.
One hundred percent of Doctor
Thwing's questions could be answered
in an audience of Christian scientists.
His conclusion that the Bible is not
so popular as it va is unwarranted
also, considering the number pub
lished every year which more than
keeps pace with the growth of the
In the Filipines.
San Pablo, Feb. 10, 1000.
I suppose long before you get this
you will have takes it for granted
' Aggie" has got me, and will be mourn
ing a departad hero, but I am still on
earth and kicking; however the kick is
very feeble, as we are worn out with
long marches and Ehort rations.
I think when I wrote you last I bad
just been ordered to break camp, take
all the men able to travel (on foot) and
join the rest of the company. So the
next morning we started, took down all
th9 ''pup" tentp, packed what was in
them on the inside and stored them
away for future use. At five the next
morning we started out with the oxen
train (called bull train) for Lipa(Leepa),
about thirty-five miles. Reached there
the next night at ten, after being at
tacked twice. You see the carts were
loaded with chow chow (provisions), and
as the insurgents are always short of
food, they generally tackle every provis
ion train that comes along, but they
seldom get one, unless it happens to be
the Thirtieth regiment, and then it is
generally a sure thing for them. That
outfit has done nothing since they have
been on the island but lose wagon
To return to Lipa. as I said, we got
there all right, joined the rest of the
company, and, the next moruing.started
out with Major Mulford to take Santa
Cruz, a stronghold of the enemy about
forty miles away. We were in lightest
marching order, carrying nothing we
did not absolutely require. Very few of
us had even a blanket, although some
were carried on pack ponies under the
saddle. I wasoieof the lucky ones.
We had three days' rations in our hav
ersacks and were supposed to do our
own cooking in the field. We passed
through this town and on the way out
of it we had the warmest short battle
we have had on the island, and with
more men engaged on both sides. We
had one battalion of the Thirtieth, two
of the Thirty seventh, two of the Thirty-ninth,
three light cannons (about six
feet long), one cigarette gun (little can
non, loots like a toy), and three small
dynamite guns, which are the real stuff.
When one of these shells explodes near a
native trench it is all off with the native
if he was there. The other side was es
timated at about tcree thousand, with no
cannons. The battle lasted about two
hours and a half. I do not know just
what the loss was, but think wo lost six
or eight killed, and quite a number
wounded. Our baitalion, the First, did
Lot get into it; we were held in reserve to
bupport the big guns, which were out of
rtngeof the native small bullets. We
were not destined to shine until two
days later at Ma-Hi Hi, where we made
a regular grandstand play and took the
strongest fortification we have run up
against yet, without firing a shot. After
the battle we continued our march as
though nothing bad happened, and one
day's march from Santa Cruz we re
ceived information that the enemy had
chioged its stronghold over to Ma-Hi-Hi
and were massed there in large num
bers. So we changed our route the
next mornintr, and by neon were in sight
of the town. Thtre was no question
about it, they were stougly entrenched
in a g'lod position, ami it looked like a
nasty fight, with no escape from heavy
loss on our side. General Schwan was
in command. He ordered Major Mul
ford to take his battalion and recon
noitre. Tho major marched us off to
wards the rear of the town for about a
mile, halted us, took a few men and
went out to look the ground over for
himself. Ho came back in about half
an hour, said "tome on boys," led us to
the edge of a ravine about two hundred
and fifty feet deep, and as steep as the
side of a bouse, took what lariates and
ropes he could find on officers' horses
aud pack ponies and started down the
side of the ravine, first himself. When
he could not get down by the aid of
bamboo and brush, he tied hip ropes and
lowered himself that way. The battal
ion followed him, one man at a time,
until the men were all down. Then
across a small rivar waist deep, a hun
dred yard9 of level ground, and up the
other side, just as steep. What a climb
it was! But every man got up. The
major formed the battalion into a
double skirmish line and started for the
breast works, a march of a quarter of a
mile. We ran jam into them, but from
behind, where they had no protection at
all. Wo were all keyed up for a stiff
fight, but the niggers were gone or going.
Our getting in behind them, a thing
they thought absolutely impossible, so
dazed and rattled them that they broke
and ran without even firing a shot. So
while General Schwan was talking
about re-enforcements Major Mulford of
the Thirty-ninth climbed up on the
niggers' breast works and waved his
hat for him (the general) to come on
The general was surprised. The
Manila papers roasted General Schwan
and gave all the credit to Major Mul
ford and the Thirty-ninth.
Since that day, until about a week
ago, we have been on the march ail the
time, marching from ten to twenty miles
a day, getting our own meals, cotlee,
bacon or canned beef or salmon and
hard tack. Sometimes we slept in the
houses of a deserted town and some
times on tho ground in th'o open air.
But now wo have been put here to
parrison this town and are fairly com
fortable, with houses to sleep in and
cooks to get our meals. Every two or
three days a company has to take one
or two days rations and go out into the
surrounding country, but I think our
bard marching is over and I am certain
ly glad of it. as we were all more or less
sick and needed a rest. badly. The
most serious thing that has happened
to me is the puncturing of my rubber
pillow, and I have no way of fixing it.
It was a great comfort to me on our
marches. I carried it all the time
doubled over my belt,
Now about this thing of sending me
things: don't send ma anything 1 have
to keep or carry around with me. I
have no place to keep or carry it. We
are nt like the First Nebraska, with a
permanent home a few miles from Ma
nilla. We are constantly on the move.
We are stationed here today, but this
time next week we may be a hundred
miles from here, and it we teke anything
with us we have to carry it ourselves.
We take no wagon trains with us when
we move only a few pack ponies (Shet
land) with extra rations. I have seen
men throw haversack, rations and all
away because they were too tired to
carry them any farther. Wagons could
not go with us because we go as the
crow tlies, over mountains, through
rivers and cocoanut forests or, in fact,
over or through anything in our way.
The Thirty-ninth never swerves from
its course for anything or anybody.
I have two small relics to send the D
G.'s. Frank Polk.
All subscriptions to The Courier re
ceived before the first of July, only $1 00
LOUISA L RICKETT8.
CALENDAR OF NEBRASKA CLUB3.
12, Woman's c, English hlstory...,Stroinsburj;
12, Woman's c. Annual meeting.... North Ilend
I History anil Art c, Discussion:
12, What has own of special Interest
I In the year's work Sewanl
... J Self Culture c, French authors of
'- ) today St. Paul
, , I Woman's c. The French Republic
1 ) and Paris of today MInden
II Woman's c. Business meeting. Omaha
,, J Frances M. Ford c. Annual
I meeting Stromstmrg
IS. Woman's c, French conversation Omaha
15, Woman's c. Ethics anil Philosophy. .Omaha
18, Woman's c. Oratory Omaha
16, Woman's c. City Improvement Omaha
16, Zctctlc c. Annual mectlug Weeping Water
. i Friends In Council, Famous
"' ) painters Tecumseh
1 Cozy c The new Germany Em-
16, plre Student Life in Cer-
J many Tecumseh
.- I Woman's c. Universities of Held-
J clberg, Paris and Prague Dundee
17, Woman's c., English literature ... .Omaha
.- ( Woman's c, Household econom-
'' Ics. Omaha
tli ( Woman's c Declaration of
I Independence Plattsmouth
lw I Ladies' Phllomathlan c.; Carey
1!"' Sisters Shickley
IK, Soresls, American humorists Stanton
18, Woman's c, Closing da'y North Hend
18, Self-culture c. The club woman . . .St. Paul
1H 1 History and Art c.. Business mect-
' 1 Ing Sewanl
picturesque placos that it will be tilled
with guests well into tho summer.
Club exhibits, such as budges, banners),
year books, pictures of club houses nnd
interiors iimy be sent to Mrs. Henry M.
iMlsbury.'JOS Farwell avanue, rhxirm in
of the program committee. Requetila
for information may be sent to uny of
the officers of tho board or to tbo chair
man of the press committee, and wilt bo
promptly attended to, the general Mil
waukee address reaching any of them.
The niombots of the board are: Presi
dent, Mrs. James Sidney Peck; vice
presidents, Mesdames William Plunkin
ton and E. P Vilas; corresponds g sec
retary, Miss Elizabeth Vose; recording
secretary, Mrt. T. II. Brown; tronsurer,
Mrs. Hamilton Townsend.
OFFICERS OF N. F. W. a, 1K A 1900.
Pres., Mrs. Anna I Apperson, Tecumseh.
V. P.. Mrs. Ida W. Ulalr. Wayne.
Cor. Sec., Mrs.Virginla D.Arnup, Tecumseh.
Rec Sec.. Miss Mary Hill. York.
Trcas., Mrs. II. F. Doane, Crete.
Librarian. Mrs. G. M. Lambertson, Lincoln.
Auditor, Mrs. K. J. Haincr, Aurora.
To the Club Women of Nebraska:
Arrangements have been made with the
Burlington railroad whereby the Ne
braska delegation will leave Lincoln
June 2 at 1:45 P.M. on the "Chicago
flyer," arriving in Chicago at seven
o'clock the next moruing in time for
those who wish to take the morning
boat (9 A.M.) for Milwaukee. That
the delegation may have a car entirely
to itself it is necessary that fifteen births
be pledged beforehand. The terms ate
three dollars a berth from Lincoln to
Chicago two and a half dollars from
Omaha. These terms are not confined
to the delegates, but are extended to all
visiting club women who may wish to
join the delegation. I hope there may
be enough to fill two cars. Please send
in your application for a berth at once,
so that we may secure the fifteen
pledges as soon as possible.
L. L. RlCKKTTS,
Siate Chairman Correspondence for Nebraska.
Nebraska has sixteen clubs affiliated
with the General Federation; fourteen
of these are entitled to one delegate
a:h, while the Woman's club of Omaha
and the Woman's club of. Lincoln are
entitled to six and five delegates, re
spectively. To these must be added
the five delegates from the state federa
tion, which makes a total of thirty dele
gates in the Nebraska delegation. There
is a possibility that two or three more
clubs may affiliate before the biennial
meeting. There are also several visitors
who are going with the delegation, mak
ing a most crtditable showing for the
state that was first on record as op
posed to the reorganization plan, which
should cut off individual clubs.
The chairman of the biennial press
committee issues the following in re
gard to the biennial convention of the
General Federation of Women's Clubs,
to be held in Milwaukee in June:
Railroad tickets may be extended to
June30tb, it it is wished, though the
biennial only lasts the week of June!.
Wisconsin is so full of historical and
Tbo Milwaukee club women ant cherr
fuily making preparations for 5.XH)
guests during biennial week. They
argue that owing to the moro advan
tageous location of Milwaukee and the
great interest attached to tho reorgan
ization question, tho attendance, at Dec
ver will be trebled. It is to bo hoped
that even this number may bo exceeded.
The larger the numbor the wider spread
will be the enthusiasm.
Many thousacd clubwomen sympa
thize with Mrs. Lowe in her bereave
ment. Mr. Lowe has been an invalid
for many years, but this does not lessen
the grief or soften the blow. It may be
some comfort to our national president
to know that loving sympathy goes out
to her from all over the land.
Tho social part of the biennial has
been arranged with much care, and has
been a process of sslection from the
many delightful things proposed. The
Venetian night on the Milwaukee river,
first proposed, has been given up because
the evening's pleasure would be spoiled
by bad weather. Instead ot this a
double program for the evening is
planned. The week's social affairs:
Monday Evening Reception by the
state federation at the Plankinton
house, from eight until ten o'clock.
Garden fete at the Deutscher club from
nine to eleven o'clock.
Tuesday Afternoon Reception by
the Woman's club ot Wisconsin and the
Athenaeum at the Athecaeum from
four until six thirty o'clock.
Wednesday Afternoon Driving party
to Milwaukee Downer college, on lake
shore, and tea served by the ladies' art
and science class and College Alumnae
association, from four until six thirty
Thursday Afternoon Afternoon de
voted to private receptions given to the
various states at private homes.
Reception by press committee.
The Wisconsin State Federation of
Women's Clubs will open headquarters
at the Plankington bouse club room
during the biennial, where all visiting
J. F. HARRIS,
No. I, Board of Trade,
Grain, Provisions; Cotton.
Private Wires to New York City and
Many Gties East and W est.
New York Stock Exchange.
Chicago Stock Exchange.
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